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Michael4,010 posts since 5 Sep 2005
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49067302
I was suprised to find that it was posted under BBC News (Australia) rather than the BBC Sport website - it's a sporting protest at a sporting event (Not a human rights protest or something non sporting.) To make things more complicated the clip is on the BBC Sport website.


Especially considering all the Israel Folau stuff was posted under SPORT > Rugby Union, neither of which have applied to Folau for quite a while now.


Do find it quite odd that in these days of branding consistency the Rugby Championship (and indeed I think Super Rugby) haven't got a consistent look regardless of which country it is broadcast from.


They don't even have a consistent sponsor - the tournament is sponsored by different organisations in the four different countries. Mind you, SupeRugby don't have a consistent look either, the host broadcasters are pretty much allowed to do what they like, aren't they? All part of the charm *and* you know instantly who's hosting based on the gfx. (I mean the time of day helps too but still!)
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Brekkie31,435 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
There was some red button coverage of swimming this afternoon. Was it live, or just highlights? I know a highlights show went out at about 16:00 on BBC2.

It takes place from midday UK time. Listings only suggest 5 Live Sport Extra coverage live. Suspect this not being the week to ditch Politics Live is the reason there is no live coverage.
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BM11947 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
There was some red button coverage of swimming this afternoon. Was it live, or just highlights? I know a highlights show went out at about 16:00 on BBC2.

It takes place from midday UK time. Listings only suggest 5 Live Sport Extra coverage live. Suspect this not being the week to ditch Politics Live is the reason there is no live coverage.

It's not that - it's the fact that live rights are too expensive for the BBC as FINA are streaming them on their website for £25.
Otherwise they would simply put them on the Red Button or streamed online and have it on BBC2 later or move Politics Live to BBC1 all week as they did a couple of time during Wimbledon.
Hatton Cross3,222 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Not upto the MCC though.

I can't see Sky giving up the entire Lords Ashes test match to <insert FTA broadcaster here> just like that.

Plus, if it did happen and when to anywhere else other than 5, that would hack them off as well, as guardians of England home test match highlights

I suppose a compromise could be reached where the last post-tea session could be shown live each day on 5, then roll into the highlights of the rest of the day straight afterwards.
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BM11947 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
Not upto the MCC though.

I can't see Sky giving up the entire Lords Ashes test match to <insert FTA broadcaster here> just like that.

Plus, if it did happen and when to anywhere else other than 5, that would hack them off as well, as guardians of England home test match highlights

I suppose a compromise could be reached where the last post-tea session could be shown live each day on 5, then roll into the highlights of the rest of the day straight afterwards.

BBC has the highlights from next year so would be the most likely buyer of live rights.
The MCC is quite influential - Ofcom likely to at least listen.